• PG, 2 hr.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Milius
    In Theaters:
    Jan 4, 1978 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 9, 2002
  • Warner Home Video

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Big Wednesday Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

January 29, 2003
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 2/5

November 10, 2003
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 29, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] Milius constantly revisits the ocean's churning surf as a literal and metaphoric yardstick to underscore the movie's themes of personal responsibility, loyalty, and the pressures of unpredictable social change.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

February 9, 2014
Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Imparts quintessential elements of the male psyche more persuasively than Milius' other gung-ho action pictures

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January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Remains noteworthy as a cult film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 14, 2011
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Ambitious in goal, John Millius' tale suffers from an inconsistent tone, trying to be elegiac, nostalgic, and mythical in depicting the impact of Vietnam and aging on a clique of three surfers between 1962 and 1974 but the acting and imagery are good.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

July 5, 2005
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 2, 2003

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